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Our community is working hard on our next major update – #LibreOffice 24.8, due in August! And you can help them to test the new features, and fix issues before the final release 😊 qa.blog.documentfoundation.org… #foss #OpenSource


On 17 June 2024, you'll be able to apply for new financing from STF. We’re looking forward to proposals from critical and foundational open source technologies, whose work strengthens the #FOSS ecosystem. Thanks to all maintainers and contributors for your #opensource engagement! sovereigntechfund.de/programs#…


Hey Fedi! A thought experiment:

How much would it cost in HW and bandwidth to replicate the original Google search? (Just crawl, index, search the index, display results. Only text in v1.)
I suspect it wouldn't be too expensive.
We could implement this, slap some collective QA on top of it, crowdfund the servers.

#search #FOSS #Google #enshittification


Give a talk at the upcoming #LibreOffice Conference 2024 in Luxembourg! The Call for Papers is open until mid-August: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource


Call for Testing
Help us to test LibreOffice 24.8 Alpha 1.
Information: qa.blog.documentfoundation.org…

#libreoffice
#thedocumentfoundation
#foss
@libreoffice


NVDA 2024.2 Beta 3 is now available. As well as all the amazing things already announced, changes in Beta 3:
- Disable style navigation in Microsoft Word
- Add section on Add-on Store to Quick Start Guide
- Fixes for using Poedit with all plural forms
- Minor fixes for sound split
- Minor documentation fixes
- Updates to translations

Read the full what's new and download from: nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2024-2b…

#NVDA #NVDAsr #ScreenReader #News #FOSS #Update #Accessibility #A11y #Beta


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One more week to go, in the Month of #LibreOffice, May 2024! 👋 Join the 264 people who've already taken part – and get your cool sticker pack (and possibly extra merch) at the end: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource


The organizers of @pycon have given community organizers a massive gift 🎁

Let's not squander it!

A *sold out* #PyConUS 2024 proved that even large events can prioritize safety and inclusion for caregivers and immunocompromised people by way of requiring masks, and gathering venue data to calibrate their policy from year-to-year. Smaller events have proven it's possible at that scale, too.

Now is the time for at least one other large event to step up.

Who will it be? 👀

#HealthAndSafety #FOSS #OpenSource #PublicHealth


Access for All: Two friends helping change opportunities for blind people with an open-source screen reader for all. Now on Microsoft Unlocked: unlocked.microsoft.com/nvda/

#NVDA #NVDAsr #Accessibility #ScreenReader #A11y #Microsoft #FOSS #OpenSource #Free #News


People keep saying 'you shouldn't do this', 'you shouldn't do that' and just scold you to try and get you to be better at securing your information and no matter what it doesn't seem like enough

I've got a password manager! Yubikeys! I browse the net using a mullvad VPN. Hell, I've replaced every damn gadget in my house with a smart equivalent! What more do you want me to do??

#MastoDev #InfoSec #InformationSecurity #Respect #Women #FOSS #InternationalWomensDay #technology #linux


Our community is working on #LibreOffice 24.8, our next major release – due in August 2024 (as the version number suggests 😉) And the first Alpha development snapshot is now available for testing: qa.blog.documentfoundation.org… #foss #OpenSource


Another #LibreOffice feature you may not know about! You can add a navigation panel for switching slides while viewing a presentation. In the menu: Slide Show ▸ Slide Show Settings ▸ Show navigation bar. (Added in LibreOffice 7.6 😊) #foss #opensource


Just spent today at work with Linux. Fedora's Mate spin still works well generally, and Orca is much more stable. And, according to Orca, the system never even ran over about 3 of the 16 GB of RAM on that Intel NUC. I set up Emacs and Emacspeak, Firefox, Bitwarden, VS Code, and never even took my laptop out of the bag. Of course, I really miss a lot of NVDA addons, like the OpenAI one, sounds for entering browse and focus modes, and the Thunderbird addon most of all. But I was able to log into, and use, Salesforce and Google Sheets. So now when I get a good workflow with Markdown and such, I think I'll just about, maybe, be able to start using it more. Packages are all up-to-date, Orca will alwasy be current, and hopefully I can one day move to a desktop environment with a proper notification center! Oh, and I'll have to see if Pidgin still takes up more RAM the more I use it.

Note that I still wouldn't expect a regular computer user to get into Linux, as far as setting it up. But, honestly, having the #BTSpeak out on the market makes me hope that more power users and programmers will hammer Linux into more of a shape that blind people can be at home with.

#accessibility #blind #Linux #Fedora #foss #Orca


NVDA 2024.2 Beta 2 is now available!

NVDA 2024.2 includes Sound split, new Synth settings commands & quick nav commands, many Braille features & fixes & more!

Changes since Beta 1
- Disable style navigation in Outlook and non-UIA word
- Disable vertical, style and text
-QuickNav commands in Kindle
- Minor documentation fixes
- Updates to translations

Read the full what's new and download the new NVDA 2024.2 Beta 2 from: nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2024-2b…

#NVDA #NVDAsr #ScreenReader #Beta #FOSS #A11y


You know who will never mine your private communications to train an LLM?

Better yet, you know whose words you don't need to trust, because you aren't obligated to use any particular server? And the software is open source? And regularly audited by security researchers?

Matrix.

It's not perfect, but no tool is. It's a matter of what trade offs you're willing to accept. Just sayin' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#Matrix #Slack #OpenSource #FOSS #DigitalSovereignty #Privacy


Voting has started for the Governing Board elections and runs till May 31 – but don't delay, vote today! 🗳

All eligible voters should have received an email from the election system. Results will be published on our blog on June 3rd.

matrix.org/blog/2024/05/voting…

#Matrix #OpenSource #FOSS #OpenStandards #OpenGovernance


Funding available for (individual) #FOSS #developers and projects.

#NLnet is seeking project proposals between 5.000 and 50.000 euro.

Currently open for proposals:
1️⃣ #NGItaler (electronic payment related)
2️⃣ #NGImobifree (Android related)
3️⃣ #NGIzero (very broad)

Closing: 1 June 2024

Easily submit proposal:
nlnet.nl/propose/

More info:
nlnet.nl/funding.html

FAQ:
nlnet.nl/mobifree/faq/

#MobileLinux #Linux #opensource #librem5 #pinephone #mobile #phone #software #grant #EU #mobian


Our #GAAD edition In-Process #blog is out, featuring all the news on #NVDA 2024.2beta 1, the amazing mini-documentary @github made our new issue template and more!

Get on top of all the #GAAD #news here: nvaccess.org/post/in-process-1…

#NVDAsr #Accessibility #Newsletter #GitHub #FOSS #ScreenReader


This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we have something special to share! @github made a movie about our founders Mick & Jamie & the story of not only NVDA, but also OSARA. Two life-changing open-source projects. Both actively providing access & employment to blind people around the world.

Read the article here: github.com/readme/featured/nvd…

Watch the video (with AD) on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=N-y3yomLLS…

#GAAD #NVDA #NVDAsr #Accessibility #Employment #Empowering #ScreenReader #FOSS #OpenSource


Here's another handy #LibreOffice feature you might not know about! If you're working on a long document and want to focus on the body text, uncheck View > Whitespace in the menu, and headers, footers and page breaks disappear: help.libreoffice.org/latest/en… #foss #opensource


We're half way through the Month of #LibreOffice, May 2024! And so far, 178 people have joined in – and can get cool merch at the end: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource


Announcing the date and location of the #LibreOffice Conference 2024! It'll take place in Luxembourg from 10 - 12 October: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #opensource #Conference


NVDA 2024.2 beta 1 is now available for testing from: nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2024-2b…

For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA has to offer before release, we welcome your feedback.

Highlights
- Sound Split
- New Synth Settings ring & quick navigation commands
- New braille features & fixes, including "Display speech output".
- Updated eSpeak, adding new language Tigrinya.

There are many minor bug fixes for applications

#NVDA #NVDAsr #ScreenReader #Beta #News #Accessibility #A11y #FOSS


Who controls the tech stack❓

When choosing a secure solution for your data, this one of the most important questions❗

Here's why: ➡️ tuta.com/blog/what-is-a-tech-s…

#security #technology #opensource #foss


LibreOffice 24.2 (with new "year.month" version scheme) is our latest major release – but we're still maintaining the older 7.6 branch for a while longer. And today we're releasing #LibreOffice 7.6.7, a minor update: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource


Check out all the development and #QA activity in the #LibreOffice project last month! New features, improvements, bug fixes and more: qa.blog.documentfoundation.org… #foss #OpenSource


The lead designer at my company finally decided to give @penpot a fair test over the weekend. This morning he sheepishly confessed that he loves it!

We may finally kill the cluttered list of tools that each team has chosen over the years – #AdobeXD, #Figma, #Axure, #Sketch – giving us a shared library of assets and true collaboration.

#FOSS


Máte někdo nějaký tipy na #android appky a hry do "dětskýho telefonu" (+-6 let)?

Zbyl nám po Lence starej telefon, tak ho budeme používat jako občasnej "tablet" na hraní.

Primárně #FOSS, ale nebránim se ničemu :)


New features are coming to #LibreOffice, thanks to participants in the Google Summer of Code 2024! Here's what they'll be working on: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource


Here's another #LibreOffice feature that you might not know about: text redaction! This protects sensitive information and helps users and organisations to comply with regulations on confidentiality or #privacy help.libreoffice.org/latest/en… #foss #opensource


Lässt sich der #Kate#Editor unter #Gnome dazu bewegen, für die Verzeichnis und Dateiauswahl die nativen Gnome-Dialoge zu benutzen?

#Workflow#Benutzerfreundlichkeit#Interface#OpenSource#FOSS


One of my daily-driven laptops is getting a new #Linux system installed. I'm not sure whether I should stay in my familiar, cosy vanilla @gnome world – including my personal customisations, or whether I should finally seriously consider running the equally interesting #KDE for a longer term.

(No, other desktop environments are not really an option at this point)

#gnome #kooldesktop #desktopenvironment #foss #opensource #poll #umfrage

  • Stay GNOME, my Friend! (57%, 19 votes)
  • Go KDE, Mate! (42%, 14 votes)
33 voters. Poll end: 3 weeks ago


Uso #Thunderbird praticamente da sempre, e negli anni ho donato varie volte

Ma negli ultimi anni devo dire il lavoro che è stato fatto per migliorarlo è senza eguali: merita solo premi ed elogi immensi!

(specialmente l'arrivo di TB sul mobile con #K9)

Per questo ho donato di nuovo oggi una somma maggiore

Chiunque usi Thunderbird e ami il #FOSS, consideri la possibilità di donare per il progetto e renderlo sempre migliore oltre che #LIBERO

thunderbird.net/it/thunderbird…


After more annoyances that Gnome/RedHat is pulling lately ( gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/adwaita… ), I just donated to #Linux #Mint, instead of my original intention, #Gnome.

The Gnome Project is a wall-garden, but not of the Apple kind. It's a club of mostly #Redhat programmers & a few select others, and either you're in it, or you're not. Your user needs, your bug reports, your patches, all end up on /dev/null. They listen to no one. Never have, never will.

So, my money went to a fork.

#opensource #foss


Did you know that #LibreOffice has a tabbed user interface option? Make sure you're using the latest release, LibreOffice 24.2, to get the most from it! (And you can find it in the menu under View > User Interface...) #foss #opensource #freesoftware


I've been using #LibreOffice for many years. Only when I'm forced I use another office suite, and that did not happen in the last 2.5 years.

I highly recommend LibreOffice!

#FOSS #opensource #DigitalSovereignty


Something special is happening in May: it's the Month of #LibreOffice! Join our project, learn new things, and grab a cool sticker pack (or extra merch) as thanks: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource #freesoftware